On 14 March 1991 the Birmingham Six were released after sixteen years. Between them, the six men served almost 100 years in prison.
A long wait and a mammoth denial of justice
The day after their release 'Morning Ireland' reported on the events with clips from Paddy Hill, Billy Power and Gerry Hunter speaking to the press following their release.
Paddy Hill comments that
British justice must be in tatters after today... We were made scapegoats of - just to appease the public.
Billy Power and Gerry Hunter thank everyone who has supported their fight for justice over the years.
This 'Morning Ireland' report was broadcast on 15 March 1991.
Patrick Joseph Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Gerard Hunter, Richard McIlkenny, John Walker and William Power were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1975 accused of the Birmingham pub bombings. After 16 years in prison their convictions were quashed by the Court of Appeal in 1991.